On November 27, 1978, White entered City Hall with a loaded .38 revolver.
He avoided the metal detectors by entering through a basement window that had been negligently left open for ventilation.
There, he opened a camera shop called Castro Camera on Castro Street, putting his life and work right in the heart of the city's gay community.
For much of his life, Milk had stayed quiet about his personal life.
After graduating from the New York State College for Teachers in 1951, Milk joined the U. Navy, ultimately serving as a diving instructor at a base in San Diego, California, during the Korean War.